Logistics Publications

Northeast Passage Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With the increase of global warming, it is possible to connect European and Asian seaports along the Russian Arctic Coast. This is called “Northeast Passage” or “Nothern searoute."  This route reduces distances by 30% on average and transit times by 40% on average. Consequently, it also reduces the fuel needs and costs. Ice breaking ships are usually needed to transit, but it is significantly less useful due to global warming. Now vessels with reinforced bows are enough. China and North European countries are very interested by this new option. However,... Read More

Supply Chain & Its Environmental Impact

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

With out a doubt, over the years, supply chain management has become an indispensable part of business. With supply chain management comes the power to boost customer service and reduce operating costs. This then leads to improvement of the financial standing of a company. Since supply chain management is a highly elaborate system used by many different sized companies, it is important to know its effects on a world-wide basis.  There has been an increased awareness of the earth’s sustainability lately, and one of the trending topics is how supply chain management impacts the world’s... Read More

Congestion Pricing's Future Effect on Infrastructure

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

As most in logistics and transportation already know, the nation’s infrastructure is a constant topic of worry for everyone between ground level operations to politicians.  Cities are strapped for cash because the funding for upkeep and upgrades simply hasn’t been allocated or isn’t available.  The federal government drags its feet in favor of designer grievances spurred by populism and what sells in the media. The state and local governments are already overwhelmed and underfunded just to keep the crumbling roads, bridges, tunnels, and decaying of older mass transit systems from reaching critical... Read More

2019 Asian International Logistics Technology and Transport System Exhibition

Posted on September 11, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

The 2019 Asian International Logistics technology and Transportion System exhibition will be held this year from October 23rd through the 26th in Shanghai, China.This exhibition will have 630 exhibitors to be attended, and it will have around 70,000 square meters of exhibition area.The main exhibits of this exhibition are as below:Mechanical handling equipment Warehousing Technology and Workshop Equipment Packaging and order picking equipment Loading Technology Material handling technology, warehousing technology and logistics systems Traffic engineering Internal Material System and Software technologyIn the mean time, China has incorporated the logistics industry into the 12th Five-Year Plan recently years.... Read More

How One App Can Help Driver Shortage

Posted on September 10, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Everyone knows about Uber and how it has transformed the Taxi business. Now Uber Freight is on the rise and is about to transform the transportation business. Think of it as Uber, but for Truck Drivers. Although that may not sound ideal, there is an increasing problem in the supply chain industry, the problem being driver shortage.  Driver shortage is starting to significantly impact our economy in a subtle yet harmful way. It has caused inflation in our economy to the point where it has disrupted many companies' earnings per share. In Corporate America, if you look at our... Read More

Fyre Festival - A Logistical Nightmare

Posted on September 10, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Background StoryIn 2017, a viral social media campaigned was launched by Fyre Media about an immersive music festival on the island of Great Exuma (previously owned by Pablo Escobar) in the Bahamas that was to be thrown in spectacular fashion. Millions of young individuals wanted nothing more than to party with the A-List celebrities promised to attend, as well as to dine with gourmet food and rest in what seemed to be, luxury eco-friendly villas.Tickets were starting at $500 and went up to $12,000 for a VIP experience and private airfare. However, the event didn’t quite go as planned.... Read More

Heathrow Airport Strike

Posted on August 20, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, the 19th busiest airport in the world, has been engaging in discussions to avoid a strike by its workers. With pending strikes, cancelled strikes, and several negotiations of various contingency plans ongoing since June of 2019, it is difficult to tell what actions will or will not occur at the Heathrow Airport.  The only thing certain right now is that there are flights that have been cancelled due to the potential for uncertainty, and this number may continue to rise.The potential could prove to drive financial losses against shippers and carriers, as... Read More

Waste Classification Plan in China

Posted on August 15, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

On July 1, 2019, Shanghai, China formally implemented a garbage classification plan. Citizens are still learning the definition and requirements of dry, wet and recyclable garbage. In China, sanitary landfill or even simple landfill are main ways to dispose garbage. However, these disposal methods occupy substantial land and pollute the environment by producing sewage and raising the insect breeding such as mosquitos. Also, the plastic waste beneath the ground is harmful to the quality of soil and might reduce crop production or even poison plants. Furthermore, if these plants are eaten by animals, it would cause massive death.   In order... Read More

Blockchain – The Future of Supply Chain

Posted on July 31, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

In today’s world, managing the supply chain has become extremely complex. Most of the companies still use paper-based systems or traditional database management tools to manage trade and supply chain activities. Several individuals and entities are involved, but the same transaction might be available in multiple versions in different systems. Due to the lack of visibility and complexity in current supply chains, there is interest in how blockchains might transform the supply chain and logistics industry.Blockchain-based digital ledger enables faster transaction with a lower fee and helps to eliminate fraud. Blockchain operates as a distributed ledger, storing... Read More

Dubai’s DP World Acquires Canadian Terminal Fraser Surrey Docks

Posted on July 30, 2019. Category: Logistics Publications

A great project is in the making with steady steps towards evolution and practical implementation.DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, said on May 9th, 2019 it has agreed to buy Canadian marine terminal Fraser Surrey Docks from a Macquarie Group fund.Fraser Surrey Docks is located in Greater Vancouver and is one of the city’s major steel import terminals. The terminal has 1,200 meters of berth and 189 acres of yard and in 2018 handled over 1 million tons of grain and 250,000 twenty-foot equivalent shipping containers. The marine terminal is being acquired through Canadian subsidiary... Read More